DATE: July 5, 2011

SUBJECT: Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-53, Miscellaneous Amendments

SOURCE: Federal Register, July 5, 2011, Vol. 76, No. 128, page 39232

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

ACTION: Interim and Final Rules

SYNOPSIS: The Federal Acquisition Secretariat is issuing FAC 2005-53 to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to: (1) equal opportunity for veterans; (2) unique procurement instrument identifier; (3) uniform suspension and debarment requirement; (4) extension of sunset date for protests of task and delivery orders; (5) encouraging contractor policies to ban text messaging while driving; and (6) Truth in Negotiations Act interest calculations.

DATES: The effective date for these rules is August 4, 2011, except Item IV is effective July 5, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments on Item IV on or before September 6, 2011, to: (a) http://www.regulations.gov; (b) fax: 202-501-4067; or (c) mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), ATTN: Hada Flowers, 1275 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20417. Identify comments on Item IV by "FAC 2005-53, FAR Case 2011-015."


      Item I, Clare McFadden, 202-501-0044.

      Item II, Karlos Morgan, 202-501-2364.

      Item III, Michael Jackson, 202-208-4949.

      Item IV, Deborah Lague, 202-694-8149.

      Item V, William Clark, 202-219-1813.

      Item VI, Edward N. Chambers, 202-501-3221.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Item I, Equal Opportunity for Veterans

Item II, Unique Procurement Instrument Identifier

Item III, Uniform Suspension and Debarment Requirement

Item IV, Extension of Sunset Date for Protests of Task and Delivery Orders

Item V, Encouraging Contractor Policies To Ban Text Messaging While Driving

Item VI, Truth in Negotiations Act Interest Calculations

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